updated: 8/6/2012 7:30:52 AM
Mileage signs will start to be changed on I-69 today. The Indiana Department of Transportation will add "200" to each existing mile marker as it continues to expand the highway in the southern part of the state.
August 3, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will begin changing mile marker signs on Interstate 69 next week. Beginning Monday, August 6, mile marker and exit signs will be updated by adding 200 miles to the existing numbers. For example, Exit 0 will become Exit 200; Exit 10 becomes Exit 210, etc.
INDOT will begin at the I-465 interchange and continue on the northbound side of I-69. Some temporary nighttime lane restrictions will be necessary to allow crews to safely modify overhead signs. Drivers should expect alternating lane restrictions between I-465 and Exit 3 to 96th Street during overnight hours beginning Monday. Updates on lane restrictions will be provided as the work progresses.
All I-69 mile marker signs in Indiana, from I-465 north to the Michigan state line, will be renumbered to reflect the I-69 expansion in southern Indiana. Exit signs and signs one mile before the exit ramp will display both the new designation and the previous exit number.
INDOT will maintain the dual exit signage for a minimum of three years, through October 2015. Thereafter, the previous exit numbers will no longer be replaced if damaged. These previous numbers will be removed by October 1, 2017.
The renumbering is expected to be complete this fall. A new 65-mile section of I-69 between Evansville and the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) is expected to open by the end of the year. An additional 27-mile section of I-69 from NSWC Crane to Bloomington is scheduled to open in 2014.
For information about mile marker and interstate exit reference numbers, visit http://www.in.gov/indot/2488.htm.
Source: Indiana Department of Transportation